NIOSH 1997 Sep; :1-3
A 23-year-old farmer was killed when the tractor he was operating overturned on him. The victim had been trimming trees on an access road to a farm. He had a graffle fork and bucket on the tractor and it had trimmings from the trees in it. He was backing the tractor down a dirt/gravel road and the left rear wheel went off the road down an embankment angled at approximately 40 degrees. The tractor rolled over trapping the victim underneath. This tractor was not equipped with a rollover protective structure (ROPS). The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Tractors should be equipped with rollover protective structures and operator restraint systems. 2. Manufacturers of tractors should actively publicize retro-fit ROPS kits for tractors and make them readily available at or near their cost.
Region-7; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Equipment-operators; Farmers; Tractors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor